Mary Beth Hartill Death – The community is mourning the tragic passing of longtime Muskoka-area reporter Mary Beth Hartill. Bracebridge Examiner reporter Mary Beth Hartill died after a brief battle with cancer at Andy’s House, a palliative care home in Port Carling. She was announced dead yesterday, Wednesday, the 12th of April 2023. Muskoka Doppler extends its sincerest condolences to Mary Beth’s family and friends, as well as the entire team at Metroland Media.
Mary’s dedication as a journalist reflected all the importance of truth-telling in a culture that sometimes wants to hide it while her sensitivity to those harmed was always present. She was always a joy to be around and she could light up a room with her quick wit and rolling laughter.
Who was Mary Beth Hartill?
Mary has worked for Metroland newspapers in Bracebridge and Almaguin for the past 15 years. She went to Humber College and got a diploma in journalism. Mary was known not only as a skilled writer but also as someone who cared deeply about the stories and people she covered, as well as the community of Muskoka as a whole.
She was an important part of this community because she reported on a wide range of stories and problems in Muskoka in a clear, timely, and very knowledgeable way. Mary was the picture of efficiency, but she could also make you smile and laugh at work. She was the best at listening, could read people like an open book, and gave great advice. Even when the person talking was a small child, Mary paid attention. She was so at peace outside and on the water because she was so in tune with nature.
Always on the job, always fair, and very interested in her town. She never forgot to tell the news about something important. Mary also told many about some things that were not so important. She went to the picket line and talked to many people there. Then she wrote stories about the lockout.
Mary Beth Hartill obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family.
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